Crieff is by no means a massive place, but it is Perthshire’s second biggest town, and there is plenty to see and do here. You'll always find a real buzz in town, with lots of shops, hotels, cafés, pubs, and restaurants to try.
But we think it's the outdoor enthusiasts who will really love a visit to Crieff - the surrounding countryside is stunning, and there is so much to explore. And of course, golfers love it here too.
We thought it would be useful to round up the best things you can do in Crieff for 2023. Let's get into it:
Where is Crieff?
We'll start by specifying where Crieff is - located in Perthshire, the town is about 18 miles to the west of Perth and 60 miles north of Edinburgh. It's technically situated on the southern edge of the Scottish Highlands, and is a great location to start if you're looking to explore this part of Scotland. The town has excellent road connections to Perth, Stirling, and Glasgow, and is also well-served by public transport, with regular buses and trains running to and from the town.
What is there to see and do in Crieff?
Drummond Castle Gardens
Follow a walking route
The Strathearn Gallery
The Glenturret Distillery
Crieff Visitor Centre
Explore the markets
If you want to get a train to Crieff - head to Perth
Crieff doesn't have a train station, but Perth does. If you want to take a train from Crieff to another major Scottish city, your best bet is probably to head to Perth. While you're in Perth, it's a great city to explore with plenty to see, so we'd recommend exploring the centre. It's just over half a mile away from the centre of Perth to the train station or vice versa, but it's very walkable. Here is the best route to follow if you're starting from the train station in Perth and you want to reach the centre:
From Leonard Street, head North and bear right onto Hospital Street. Walk around 150m until you reach the pedestrian crossing. After 15m turn left onto South Street, heading North. Walk 250m then turn left onto King Edward Street.
Walk another 150m then continue straight onto the alleyway. After another 100m turn right and you're onto Mill Street, the centre of Perth. To reach the train station from the centre of town, it's this route in reverse.